The Coolest Thing I Saw at CES2014

The Coolest Thing I Saw at CES2014
by Bob Fine

This was the third CES in a row i’ve attended, and by this point, I have a good feel for the layout of CES, what areas I want to make sure I see, and the expectations that I will find some very cool items, but not necessarily revolutionary or ground breaking. That’s not to say there weren’t some very innovative and cool products displayed at CES this year, but there were very few that left a lasting impression.

The one company I’d like to share is CLO3D. They’re a company out of Japan, building systems that will over time change the way we shop. On display for demonstration was their virtual fashion mirror. Now, i’ve seen a couple of companies over the last two to three years start developing systems in this area, with alpha demonstrations at various trade shows. But this demonstration made me stop and watch for a while. I’d say it’s the best implementation of application i’ve seen to date.

It came across very fluid and user friendly. Whether it’s ready for prime time, probably not. But it demonstrated that the technology is maturing very fast, and we may only be two or three years away before we start seeing the system in clothing stores or perhaps even a home version.

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